A series where hosts speak about recent discoveries they have made which they consider might be of interest to the HPR Community.
After a strange unnamed window appeared on my desktop, I used
xprop to identify it and a search lead me to
From the man page of
xprop - property displayer for X
The xprop utility is for displaying window and font properties in an X
server. One window or font is selected using the command line arguments
or possibly in the case of a window, by clicking on the desired window.
A list of properties is then given, possibly with formatting
By design, X11 applications can't access window or screen contents
for wayland clients. This is fine in principle, but it breaks screen
sharing in tools like Discord, MS Teams, Skype, etc and more.
This tool allows us to share specific windows to X11 clients, but
within the control of the user at all times.
How to use
xwaylandvideobridge should autostart on login. It will run in the
background. Next time you try to share a window a prompt will appear.
The previously selected window should now be available for sharing. The
title will always be "Wayland to X11 bridge" no matter what window is
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